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Who’s Who And Who’s Here

N. Scott Momaday is an internationally renowned poet, novelist, artist, teacher, and storyteller whose works celebrate and preserve Native American heritage. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his first novel, House Made of Dawn, and is the author of many other novels, poetry and essay collections, and children’s books, including The Way to Rainy Mountain, Angle of Geese, Earth Keeper, and his latest, Dream Drawings: Configurations of a Timeless Kind. He is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, the National Medal of Arts, the Ken Burns American Heritage Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation’s Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, and the 2021 Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime achievement from the Poetry Society of America. A longtime professor of English and American literature, Momaday earned his PhD from Stanford University and retired as a Regents Professor at the University of Arizona. He lives in New Mexico.